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Press & Recognition


Director: Maysaloun Hamoud
Cinematographer: Itay Gross
World Premiere: Toronto International Film Festival 2016

Variety’s Alissa Simon:
“Cinematographer Itay Gross shows the freedom and vibrancy of the women’s Tel Aviv life with bright colors and wide open spaces in contrast to the dull colors and claustrophobic spaces of village life.”

The Hollywood Reporter’s Deborah Young:
“The atmosphere is revved up by MG Saad’s rocking score and bright, wide-open cinematography by Itay Gross.”

Film Forward’s Kent Turner:
“On the technical side, the cinematography is a smooth example of hand-held camerawork.”

Walla!’s Avner Shavit (Hebrew, translated):
“Itay Gross’s cinematography is engaging and has a unique touch.”

YNet’s Amir Bogen (Hebrew, translated):
“The girls’ apartment is tenderly, almost softly shot by cinematographer Itay Gross.”


Director: Richard Bates Jr.
Cinematographer: Itay Gross
World Premiere: Sundance Film Festival 2012

Variety’s Robert Koehler:
“a movie that swims in a rainbow of bright primary colors, often red, care of d.p. Itay Gross and production designer Armen Ra, who goes wild with the set pieces for Pauline’s nightmares.”

Salt Lake Magazine’s Jaime Winston:
“The visuals were incredibly clever, but will also haunt you for days. These horrific images usually come up in Pauline’s dreams. I were extremely impressed with the photography in this film.” World/Independent Film’s Jordan Hoffmann:
“On paper, they are gross-out moments. On film, they are actually quite beautiful.”

Dread Central
“Excision is wonderfully shot.”


FAKE IT (Short)
Director: Tzurit Hartzion
Cinematographer: Itay Gross
Winner: Best Cinematography Award, Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival 2015

First Row’s Sivan Davidov (Hebrew, translated):
“This film is colorful, rich, esthetic and carefully designed. Itay Gross won the cinematography award with frames that could easily be taken out of a contemporary American prime-time TV show.״


Director: David Gidali
Cinematographer: Itay Gross
Winner: The 2010 Jerusalem International 2111 VFX Competition.
“David Gidali and Itay Gross inject a dark dose of civilian paranoia into an Israeli setting with their striking new short film.”

The Jerusalem Post:
“The winning film, Secular Quarter #3, directed by David Gidali along with cameraman Itay Gross, two Israeli filmmakers, was chosen among dozens of videos entries from all over the world.”

“This short won the $10,000 prize from judges such as Avatar producer Jon Landau. Below is a collection of some of the other contest standouts.

Film School Reject:
“This is the definition of simple-yet-effective filmmaking. It’s beautifully epic and conveys an idea with laser focus – stunning science fiction with a cultural compass.”